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Coloma in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Minerís Cabin

 
 
Minerís Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
1. Minerís Cabin Marker
Inscription.  This cabin is an example of he quarters used by miners during the gold rush. The earliest structures were canvas tents, made from recycled sailcloth taken from abandoned ships in San Francisco Bay. In 1849 Coloma had hundreds of “tent” cabins. When the miners found they would be here for longer periods, they began building more permanent homes, such as this log cabin.
 
Erected by Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural ResourcesNotable BuildingsNotable EventsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 48.055′ N, 120° 53.526′ W. Marker is in Coloma, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 49. This site and marker are located within the boundaries of the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park north of the parking area of the Visitors Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coloma CA 95613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Minerís Cabin and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
2. Minerís Cabin and Marker
marker. Coloma Greys (within shouting distance of this marker); Bekeartís Gun Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Sutter Mill Timbers (within shouting distance of this marker); Sutter Mill Replica (within shouting distance of this marker); Mormon Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coloma Post Office (about 300 feet away); James W. Marshall (about 300 feet away); Chinese Miners of the Mother Lode (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coloma.
 
More about this marker. Also see: All other nearby Coloma markers for additional information.
 
Also see . . .  California State Parks: Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. (Submitted on October 9, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
 
Inside the Minerís Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
3. Inside the Minerís Cabin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,618 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
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Nov. 24, 2020